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Dr. Merlin Joseph McGivney was born in Galveston in 1905 and lived on the island until his death in 1985. He was a practicing dentist and a member of many civic and cultural organizations, including one of Texas' oldest art leagues, the Galveston Art League.

Dr. McGivney, an award-winning painter himself, perpetuated his love for the arts by establishing an endowment fund administered by the Rosenberg Library. Each year, the library awards a purchase prize (the McGivney Award) to the winner of the Galveston Art League's annual Spring Juries Show. The winner is presented with a check, and his or her painting is added to the library's permanent museum collection.

Here we offer a look at past McGivney Award displays:

Current McGivney Award Display

2013
Sampson's Dock



"Sampson's Dock"

Artist: Leslie Sanders
Watercolor
2013 McGivney Award Winner
2012
Egret

"Abstract Egret"

Artist: Karla Rae Thomas
Oil on Canvas
2012 McGivney Award Winner
2005
Shrimpers 


"Shrimpers"

Artist: Carol Hopkins
Oil on Canvas
2005 McGivney Award Winner
2004



"Far East of the Brazos"

Artist: Jerry L. Bachman
Acrylic on Canvas
2004 McGivney Award Winner
2003


"In the Grass"

Artist: Lori Del Buono
Watercolor
2003 McGivney Award Winner
2002


"Don't Fence Me In"

Artist: Dr. Charles Caillouet Jr.
Acrylic on Canvas
2002 McGivney Award Winner
2001


"Strawberries"

Artist: Dorris Dahine
Watercolor
2001 McGivney Award Winner
2000




"A Smile from India"

Artist: Pat Rusk
Watercolor
2000 McGivney Award Winner
1998
A Portrait of Joel



"A Portrait of Joel"

Artist: Barbara Kirkpatrick
Oil on Canvas
1998 McGivney Award Winner
1992



"Fragments in Time IV"

Artist: Vanita Smithy
Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
1992 McGivney Award Winner
1989
Award

"Award"

Artist: Kenneth Shelton Jr.
Pastel on Paper
1989 McGivney Award Winner

Past Exhibits
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